Love relationships

It’s Just Right

October 2, 2014

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Sometimes people come into our lives who say they love us, and they genuinely mean it. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they love us in a way we don’t want to be loved or that doesn’t meet our needs. The realization–that we are loved in a way that isn’t really nourishing our soul–is sad. Both […]

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Love and Money

September 30, 2013

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Early in dating, I told Sean a lot of things that would never happen in our relationship. We wouldn’t date seriously, exclusively, or marry. Ever, on the last one. He took it all in stride, never wavering in his confidence in himself or the possibility of something really great developing between us. So when I told […]

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Eight years. That’s all that separates this busy mom of two (soon to be five) kids from the group known as empty nesters. While my days are normally spent attending client meetings, working in the office, cooking, shuttling kids to practices, exercising, and everything else I seem to squeeze in a single day, I was […]

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What is love? It seems like an easy question to be asked, and one that anyone could answer. And yet, so many people are searching for the answer to the question, “what is love.” Last October I wrote a post about love, giving a child’s excellent explanation to the question. Now, almost nine months later, I […]

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“Why did your marriage end?” That is the best first-date question to ask. What he says next says more about him than the end of the marriage or his ex. Anyone who has been in a serious relationship knows it’s a complicated, wonderful, frustrating roller coaster ride. And to describe the end is more difficult […]

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A Fresh Start

May 2, 2013

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Standing in the newly-painted master bedroom, the possibilities feel endless. All the nail holes were covered when the artwork was removed. Electrical plates and light switch covers were taken off and thrown away. The ceiling light cap was painted under, knowing a new light would be illuminating the room soon. The master bedroom is now […]

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